HTC-Columbia’s Michael Rogers withstood an onslaught of attacks at the finale of the Amgen Tour of California on Sunday to take the biggest victory in his career. With the whole race split to pieces by the tough climb up from Malibu, Rogers finished safely to retain his overall lead of the race. “It was a […]
Team HTC-Columbia’s Michael Rogers increased his lead in the overall classification at the Amgen Tour of California on Saturday by finishing second to his teammate Tony Martin in the time trial. Martin flew around the downtown Los Angeles course in a time of 41’41″ taking his first win of the season and confirming his place […]
In a stage characterized by consistent climbing on the route from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake, Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Doimo emerged victorious. In the longest and most challenging day of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California included the race’s first-ever mountain finish. Michael Rogers (AUS) of HTC-Columbia came in third place in the stage, […]
Davide Frattini – Team Type 1 Neil Browne of Carolina Cycling News checks in with Davide at the start of Stage 6 of the 2010 AMGEN Tour of California.
Stage 5 (121.5 miles/195.5 km) took the riders through the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley and into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. After the neutral start in Visalia, the cyclists headed due south through Exeter and Lindsey and up the narrow and twisty Old Stage Road; the day’s first of two KOMs. […]
Francesco Chicchi (ITA) of Liquigas-Doimo celebrated a narrow victory to take Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California. American David Zabriskie (USA) of Garmin-Transitions was able to retain the overall lead and will wear the Amgen Leader Jersey for the second consecutive day heading into Stage 5 of the race. “This was a great day. There were big crowds […]
Chris Butler – BMC Racing Team Talking about strategy and Robin Williams with Neil Browne at the start of Stage 3 of the 2010 AMGEN Tour of California.
The picturesque route took the riders south down the California coastline on Highway 1, flanked by the Pacific Ocean on one side and Redwood forests on the other. This coastal stage included three long, but moderate climbs on Tunitas Creek Rd., La Honda Rd. and Bonny Doon Road packed with local cycling fans, which was […]
Threatening skies met the riders when they assembled in Davis for the start of stage 2, which would take them 110 miles to the finish in Santa Rosa. In between stood two intermediate sprints, as well as one category four climb, one category three climb and two category two climbs. An early break of five […]
Matt Crane, UnitedHealthCare presented by Maxxis Explaining the Tom-Boonen-T-Bone Maneuver 2010 AMGEN Tour of California